Milwaukee Tool’s New Season of Heated Gear Kicks Off with New M12™ Heated AXIS™ Layering System and Updated Jackets

MILWAUKEE, WI – This fall, Milwaukee Tool kicks off its tenth season of Heated Gear.* This year gives way to the introduction of a brand-new category of Milwaukee® gear – the M12™ Heated AXIS™ Layering System. This system offers users the versatility to pair their M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jacket with either a HYDROBREAK™ Rain Shell or GRIDIRON™ Work Shell. Along with this new Layering System, Milwaukee’s new season of Heated Gear includes an Olive-Green color expansion to the M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jacket, a Gray M12™ Heated TOUGHSHELL™ Jacket, as well as a redesign of the M12™ Women’s Heated SOFTSHELL Jacket.

M12™ Heated AXIS™ Layering System

To combat extreme weather conditions, Milwaukee introduces the M12™ Heated AXIS™ Layering system. The new Layering System incorporates versatility into the Heated Gear line and is designed to withstand the heaviest rain and snow conditions. Using the M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jacket as the primary source of heat, users can complete the system by adding an outer shell – either the HYDROBREAK™ Rain Shell or GRIDIRON™ Work Shell. The HYDROBREAK™ Rain Shell provides 100% waterproof jobsite protection. With ripstop polyester for tear and abrasion resistance, polyurethane laminate providing 10K mm waterproofness, and an inner printed pattern for comfort and breathability, the HYDROBREAK™ Rain Shell is jobsite durable and built for rain. Velcro enclosures on the front zipper, pockets, and cuffs provides additional protection from rain, while a drop-tail extended back and standing collar with an adjustable hood ensures users all-day protection from the elements.

Additionally, users can combine the GRIDIRON™ Work Shell with the M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jacket to survive extreme cold on the jobsite. With 3X the durability and 25% less bulk**, the GRIDIRON™ Work Shell offers 60G insulation throughout the body and 40G insulation throughout the sleeves. When pairing the AXIS™ with the shell, all components of the M12™ Heated AXIS™ Layering system are optimized with pass-thru access to heat controls on both shells, offering 3X faster heat with 3 heat settings. The HYDROBREAK™ Rain Shell can also be worn as a standalone shell apart from the M12™ Heated AXIS™ Layering System.

M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jackets

The M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jacket design, first introduced last year, expands with a new Olive-Green color alongside the Black offering. The compressible design and weather resistant ripstop polyester material allow these jackets to be worn as a mid-layer or outer layer. M12™ Heat On Demand delivers 3X faster heat and allows users to reach optimal heat with the quick heat function. AXIS™ Ripstop Polyester protects against abrasion and tears on and off the jobsite while polyester insulation keeps heat in without adding bulk.

M12™ Heated TOUGHSHELL™ Jackets

The M12™ Heated TOUGHSHELL™ Jacket is now available in Gray, in addition to the Black, Realtree Edge® Camouflage, and Red color offerings. The M12™ Heated TOUGHSHELL™ Jacket is built to survive the elements with TOUGHSHELL™ Stretch Polyester that provides 5X longer life. This durable outer layer is wind and water resistant and will hold up to the harsh jobsite conditions users face every day.  Like the AXIS™, this jacket features M12™ Heat on Demand and 3 adjustable heats settings.

M12™ Women’s Heated SOFTSHELL Jacket

Milwaukee also expands their women’s offering with a redesigned version of the M12™ Women's Heated SOFTSHELL Jacket. Resized for a better fit, the M12™ Women's Heated SOFTSHELL Jacket uses carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the back, collar, and front pockets. Featuring a quilted softshell design and high-loft insulation, the jacket provides wind and water resistance while trapping in heat to provide extended warmth and comfort in cold conditions.


Milwaukee‘s M12™ Heated Gear provides the versatility, durability, utility, and comfort for use in cold conditions and all outdoor environments.  M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Batteries are compatible with more than 90 cordless solutions on the M12™ System. For more information on Milwaukee Heated Gear or to view the entire line as the 2019 launch nears, please visit www.milwaukeetool.com/heated-gear.


*Milwaukee® Heated Gear: Powered by M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery Technology, Milwaukee® Heated Gear distributes heat across core body areas. Durable carbon fiber heating elements woven in between rugged exterior materials and thermal insulating liners generate and maintain heat to reduce the need for bulky layers. Three heat settings (High, Medium, Low) allow the user to select the right amount of warmth for all weather conditions. All M12™ Heated Jackets, Vests, Hoodies and Hand Warmers are fully machine washable and dryable for extended use.  

**Than 12 oz. Cotton Duck

Milwaukee Heated Gear Season 10 Models

M12™ Heated Jackets

  1. M12™ Heated TOUGHSHELL™ Jacket – Red (202R-20 Bare & 202R-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
  2. M12™ Heated TOUGHSHELL™ Jacket – Black (202B-20 Bare & 202B-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
  3. M12™ Heated TOUGHSHELL™ Jacket – Gray (202G-20 Bare & 202G-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X – NEW!
  4. M12™ Heated QUIETSHELL Jacket – Realtree EDGE® Camo (222C-20 Bare & 222C-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
  5. M12™ Women’s Heated SOFTSHELL Jacket (232B-20 Bare & 232B-21 Kit): Sizes S-2X – NEW!

M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jackets and Vests

  1. M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jacket – Black (203B-20 Bare & 203B-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
  2. M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jacket – Olive-Green (203OG-20 Bare & 203OG-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X – NEW!
  3. M12™ Heated AXIS™ Layering System w/ HYDROBREAK™ Rain Shell (203RN-21): Sizes S-3X) – NEW!
  4. M12™ Heated AXIS™ Layering System w/ GRIDIRON™ Work Shell (255B-21): Sizes S-3X – NEW!
  5. M12™ Women’s Heated AXIS™ Jacket (233B-20 Bare & 233B-21 Kit): Sizes S-2X
  6. M12™ Heated AXIS™ Vest (303B-20 Bare & 303B-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
  7. M12™ Women’s Heated AXIS™ Vest (333B-20 Bare & 333B-21 Kit): Sizes S-2X

Milwaukee Jobsite Shells

  1. HYDROBREAK™ Rain Shell (310G): Sizes S-3X – NEW!

M12™ Heated Hoodies

  1. M12™ Heated Hoodie – Gray (302G-20 Bare & 302G-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
  2. M12™ Heated Hoodie – Black (302B-20 Bare & 302B-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
  3. M12™ Heated Hoodie – Red (302R-20 Bare & 302R-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X


About Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool, founded in 1924, is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to the professional construction trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Whether it is through their world-leading M12™ and M18™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of their M12 and M18 FUEL™ products, jobsite lighting, time-saving accessories, or innovative hand tool and storage products, Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced, trade-specific solutions. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.